Microsoft overhauled its fading corporate image nearly three years ago with that announcement of a powerful new operating system, Windows 10. The most surprising facet of this rebranding effort was a promising augmented reality headset, HoloLens, shown off at a press conference in January 2015. When it debuted,…
In the late 90s, video games sat on the precipice of a 3D graphics revolution. Everything was about to change, and it was gonna change fast.
How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps? How did we get to deep brain…
Stanford University in the springtime is immaculate. There are no clouds in the sky and none of the aerated haze of the East Bay or the fog of San Francisco. Off to the west, the Santa Cruz Mountains gently form the outer boundary of Palo Alto. As I got lost looking for the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s…
With just under a week left until the release of the Nintendo Switch, it’s time to talk about the system’s beautiful, neon-colored Joy-Con.
Long before I wrote blogs on the internet, when I was but a teeny college student with an LJ and a dream, I did tech support. And I saw things. I wasn’t the only one. The people who work tech have heard every excuse and seen every horror your mind can conjure.
The San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni for short, appears to have been hacked on Saturday after reports surfaced that terminals throughout various stations were displaying “You hacked. All data encrypted.”
If you feel there’s something missing in the entryway of your McMansion with its towering ceiling, the world’s largest arcade cabinet might be exactly what you’re looking for. But if it ends up seeming out of place, that’s too bad, because at 14.4-feet tall there aer few other rooms in your house in which this…
To date, Analogue has released adapters allowing nostalgic gamers to use modern wireless controllers on both their classic NES and Super Nintendo consoles. But the company, working with 8Bitdo, is turning the clock back even further with a new wireless adapter for the 40-year-old Apple II and IIc computers.
You probably know Grand Theft Auto V isn’t the kind of video game that encourages adherence to posted speed limits. Actually I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to play without committing multiple virtual felonies in the time it takes to load the title screen. So why is it being used as a training platform for autonomous…
If you’ve still got your childhood Super Nintendo hooked up and on active duty you’ve probably discovered that while the console is going strong, its original controllers have long since died. But since it’s 2016 and we’ve made so much progress on cutting cords, isn’t it about time for your SNES to go wireless too?
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People may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human rights violation to take it away.
Asus has had a busy morning announcing a slew of new products at the Computex 2016 technology expo in Taiwan. Here are some of the highlights—including a super skinny new MacBook rival and an insanely cute house robot.
On May 7, 1946, Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Laboratory), a company dedicated to reconstructing and elevating post-war Japan’s culture through technological advancement. In 1958 the company changed its name to Sony.
An autonomous, self-driving car in Los Santos? What could go wrong?
There’s now a d120 out there, made by the folks over at The Dice Lab, and while it’d be interesting to see what it could be used for during an RPG session, it certainly looks like a fun gimmick.
The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived in North American well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or wi-fi were established—it wasn’t until the Gamecube that Nintendo even offered wireless controllers. But thanks to this simple adapter, your original NES can now use them too.
The cyberpunk dystopian future of Blade Runner, with its artificial landscapes, might never become a reality. We’re heading into a much weirder version of the future.